Mr. Laurence Bridgeland

Restoring Harmony

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Thai Massage in Newport, Isle of Wight

Member Organisation(s): Acu soc. CMIR

Insurance: Holistic insurance services

Therapy Provides:
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Qigong, Natural Fertility Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Mens Health, Womens Health, Weight Loss, Acupressure, Chinese Massage, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Remedial Massage, Tai Chi

Therapy Provides:
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Qigong, Natural Fertility Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Mens Health, Womens Health, Weight Loss, Acupressure, Chinese Massage, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Remedial Massage, Tai Chi

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3 High St. Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 1SS

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Member Organisation(s): Acu soc. CMIR

Insurance: Holistic insurance services

Therapy Provides:
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Qigong, Natural Fertility Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Mens Health, Womens Health, Weight Loss, Acupressure, Chinese Massage, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Remedial Massage, Tai Chi

About Restoring Harmony

Isle of Wight - Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Qigong, Natural Fertility Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Mens Health, Womens Health, Weight Loss, Acupressure, Chinese Massage, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Remedial Massage, Tai Chi

At Restoring Harmony we offer a complete range of Chinese Medicine ( TCM ) therapies which are used either individually or in combination depending on the patient’s syndrome diagnosis. These include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na (Acupressure. Massage), Moxibustion, Cupping, Electro Acupuncture, Auricular acupuncture, Facial rejuvenation therapy, Cosmetology and Nutritional guidance to help restore your body, mind and spirit to an harmonious state.

All the herbal medicines I use are in concentrated powder form and have been tested for purity, sulphur and heavy metals, they do not contain animal products or any dangerous or prohibited herbs.These are made into individualised formulas based on the patient’s syndrome diagnosis.
Acupuncture is performed with incredibly thin disposable needles to minimise discomfort.

We offer a friendly, caring service with well qualified and experienced practitioners and are dedicated to restoring your natural balance, good health and harmony.

I’m Laurence Bridgeland
I started my informal studies in Chinese Medicine during the sixteen years I spent in Asia working as a teacher and studying martial arts. To be a Master of martial arts one has to be able to heal as well as harm and I was thus guided towards the practice of Tui Na ( acupressure massage ) as the most suitable methodology for this. This practice is one of the therapeutic methods of TCM but we also offer Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Moxibustion and Cupping.

In 2004 I moved to Australia to begin my formal studies in TCM and Acupuncture at the National Institute of Health Sciences in Brisbane. I had to leave this course and return to the Isle of Wight to look after my ailing mother and subsequently my father. During this time I continued my studies at the College of Chinese Medicine in London and achieved an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine ( MPCHM ) with the highest mark the college had ever given.

Though this three year course provided me with a great understanding of TCM theory and practice I felt that I wanted to continue my studies so I completed two further diploma courses in Chinese Medicine and Syndrome Acupuncture ( DCHAc ) and Chinese Herbal Material Medica ( CHMMD ), achieving first prize in both. In total I spent seven years in my formal studies and this included Anatomy and physiology, Pharmacology, Nutritional therapy, Syndrome Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, Chinese cosmetology, Electro Acupuncture, FSN technique, Tui Na massage, Cupping therapy, Auricular acupuncture and Moxibustion.

I have been treating patients at my home clinic in Brading for the last 7 years and have just taken over a Chinese Medicine practice in Newport which I have named Restoring Harmony.

I am also planning to work with other practitioners on the Island to offer a reduced price multi bed service one day a week for those who can’t afford treatment.
I am passionate about Chinese medicine and have achieved excellent results with many common and unusual ailments.

I also hold a fifth dan in Mushin Do a fourth dan in Wado Kanazawa a black belt in Little Nine Heaven internal Kung fu and am a Senior instructor with the Tai Chi Union. I practice, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and Meditation.

My wife’s name is Nimnual Meerasri
My wife, Nim, was trained in Traditional Thai massage at Wat Po ( Temple ) and in Minburi college
of massage in Bangkok and works with me providing Therapeutic Traditional Thai massage ( a
very deep tissue massage system ), Thai oil massage, Thai foot and leg massage
( reflexology )and Herbal Compress therapy.

Traditional Thai Massage can be used as preventative or restorative therapy. It is based on a
similar meridian system to Traditional Chinese medicine and the basic concept is to open and
unblock the meridian pathways “sen”, therefore restoring balance to body, mind and spirit.
Traditional Thai massage came from India originally with the spread of Buddhism and is seen as
an expression or “ Ahimsa “ the Buddhist concept of loving kindness.
The full massage takes 2 hours although Nim also provides shorter massages as needed.

Thai foot and leg massage is a Therapeutic system similar to reflexology involving deep massage
of the entire foot. The main difference is that the Thai system also covers the whole lower leg and
also an neck and shoulder release.

Thai herbal compress therapy is the practice of pressing bags of heated herbs into vital points on
the torso to release tension and detoxify the body. The client is first massaged before the
treatment. It is particularly beneficial in the colder seasons and during the change of seasons but
can boost our immunity at any time.

Nim worked full time in Thailand often treating up to 10 people a day for seven years followed by
the last eight years in practice in the Isle of Wight. Nim worked in various treatment centres around
Thailand thus enabling her to develop great technique and to continue learning from a variety of
other practitioners.

Although Nim specialises in deep therapeutic treatments she can also offer relaxing and supportive
therapy and has many regular customers.

Nim is fully insured to practice in the UK and has been working at Restoring Harmony for the past
8 years.
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Age I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Other concerns & issues I deal with

    Moxibustion, Cupping, Acutaping therapy.

Concerns & issues I deal with

  • Ankle Injury Treatment
  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Infrared Therapy
  • Repetitive Strain Injury Treatment
  • Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation-Strapping and Taping
  • Sports Therapy
  • TENS
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation-Strapping and Taping
  • Sports Therapy
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
  • Concentration Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Exhaustion
  • Fatigue
  • Fear
  • Headaches
  • Impotency
  • Infertility
  • Memory Problems
  • Menopause
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Premature Ejaculation (PE)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Tiredness
  • Weight Loss
  • Auricular
  • Cosmetic
  • Electro
  • Fertility
  • Back Pain

Therapy Provides

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Qigong
  • Natural Fertility Therapy
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Mens Health
  • Womens Health
  • Weight Loss
  • Acupressure
  • Chinese Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Remedial Massage
  • Tai Chi

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Customer Reviews

1
Siwirai, Sandown, January 11 2014

Our daughter had very itchy eczema for some years and was using steroid cream to control it. After one week of Laurence’s herbal treatment the itching had stopped and within three weeks she was better. Great result, thanks

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